Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, chicken takes center plate:
As debate over whether to eat chicken at a certain chicken restaurant continues across the nation, Washingtonian Magazine surveyed the fried chicken offerings at DC-area restaurants. In Montgomery County, Silver Spring's beloved Jackie's Restaurant made Anna Spiegel's list of restaurants serving top fried chicken dishes.
Jackie's skillet-fried chicken dish, served on Monday evenings for $15, comes with three pieces of "plump Amish chicken" and sides of potato salad, collard greens and a "house-made hot sauce for dipping," Spiegel wrote.
Not a fan of chicken? Try the duck tacos, also featured on the Monday menu, Spiegel suggested.
After being shuttered for more than a year, the Friendship Heights space that used to house the popular M Cafe and Famoso restaurants inside the ritzy Collection at Chevy Chase (5471-5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase) will have a new occupant in early 2013, Bethesda Magazine reported.
Mi Cocina—a Texas-based restaurant chain whose menu includes standard Tex-Mex fare like fajitas, enchiladas and tacos—will move into the space in the Wisconsin Avenue building that has been dubbed the 'Rodeo Drive of the East Coast.'
Persimmon Restaurant (7003 Wisconsin Ave., on the Bethesda-Chevy Chase border), is closed for a few months as it undergoes renovations, Bethesda Magazine reported. When it opens again (probably in October), the restaurant's formal atmosphere—with silver, glassware and starched white linen—will have been replaced with a fresh new look (sans tablecloths), along with a new menu.
Frozen yogurt joint Red Mango will debut soon in Bethesda—but you'll have to have an 'in' at the National Institutes of Health to get this healthy and delicious treat, which has been rated "Best Smoothie/Frozen Yogurt" by Zagat, according to the business's website.